President's Letter | OCTOBER 2022
Hello, Fellow Speaker!
In case time appears to be flying for you this time of the year, as it is for me, here is a brief rundown of exactly what you'll want to know about NSA IL current happenings:
And just because I love it when people suggest a simple hack that makes my life easier...
Keep on top of all of the NSA IL happenings with one click- subscribe to our NSA IL event Google Calendar or, just remember to reserve the second Friday morning of each month for NSA IL, join our NSA IL Members Only Facebook page, and check our website for regular updates on upcoming programs.
Whether you have been a speaker for decades, are just starting to think about speaking as a profession or are anywhere in between - our goal is to consistently provide programming that adds value to everyone who desires to be a better speaker and build a better business.
I hope to see you Friday, November 11 at NIU-Naperville for our Power Up Speaker extravaganza!
Join NSA Illinois for the first of its three IN PERSON events of the 2022-2023 programming year!
During this fun and fast-paced program, you'll participate in three power sessions designed to deliver practical strategies and easy-to-implement ideas to grow your speaking business.
Each power session starts with a 10-minute instructional presentation. We'll then break into roundtable skill sessions, where you can continue the brainstorming, idea generation, and skill application with your speaking peers. (More details about our presenters and roundtable leaders will be coming soon - watch your email for details!)
We'll also be celebrating NSA-IL's own Stacey Hanke, who was inducted into the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)® Speaker Hall of Fame.
Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in the following five categories: message, presentation and delivery, experience, professionalism, and collateral material.
Professional speaking is a lucrative—but challenging—profession. NSA Illinois’ Speakers Academy provides the resources you need to understand the business of speaking.
During this fun and information-packed 6-session virtual program, you'll gain practical insights from established and experienced professional speakers. Get answers to pressing questions like:
And when you register by November 14, you'll save $100 on your tuition.
The National Speakers Association has launched a chapter rewards program. Whenever you register for a national program, event, membership or other offering using code NSAIL, our chapter will earn a share of the revenue.
This is an easy way to generate needed revenue for the chapter. Thanks in advance for your help!
Can You Lend a Hand?
It takes hundreds of volunteer hours to make our chapter run smoothly. Can we count on you to lend a hand?
Whether you're willing to head up a committee or simply want to volunteer for a few hours, we have room for you and would welcome you input and assistance! Please contact Christy Moore to start the conversation.
Never miss an event! Use this link to get the NSA-IL Google calendar!
SEE YOU SOON!
Meg Bucaro, M.A., is a communications strategist, college instructor and business owner who is passionate about empowering clients to perform at their highest level by communicating with power.
Whether she is in a boardroom, courtroom, classroom or Zoom breakout room, Meg works with clients on how to formally present with impact, utilize body language to gain influence and communicate with intention and power. Meg brings her expertise, sense of humor and passion to each class, session and event.
When it comes to kicking back, Meg enjoys spending time with her family, soaking in the Midwest weather on her patio with a cocktail and a good book, or going for a nice long jog. Any given Sunday in the fall, this avid Chicago Bears fan can be found cheering on her beloved Bears, regardless of their record.